Mrs. Susan Bastyr

Phone: 651-621-7586


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Business Education BS in Accounting Master's of Education, Special Education ...Learning Disabilities ...Developmental Cognitive Disabilities Keyboarding and Computer Applications

Mrs. Susan Bastyr

WELCOME to the Pinewood Elementary INSTEPS home page.


     (Independent Steps Toward Educational and Practical Skills)

With questions, please call or email:

     Sue Bastyr, Special Education Teacher

     Room phone number:  651-621-7586

I can be contacted through phone, email, or writing a note on your chld's communication sheets.  I will respond to all messages within 48 hours. 


Pinewood Main Office Phone: 651-621-7500        




I have been teaching special education in the Mounds View School District since September, 1999, and in the InSTEPS program since September, 2007.  

I received my Bachelor's Degree from Mankato State University in Business Education and Accounting.  I have a Master's of Education with a focus in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, grades K-12, from Bethel College.  I added an additional license for Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, grades K-12, from St. Cloud State University.  I also have endorsements for Keyboarding and Computer Applications, grades K-8, from Winona State University.  After graduating from college I taught for four years, changed careers for 13 years, and then returned to teaching.

My husband, Mike, and I live in Shoreview with our son, Sam.  Sam attended Mounds View Public Schools, graduating in 2011.  He attended Winona State University, graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood, and currently teaches in Rochester, MN.  


2018-2019 Communication Hours are as follows:

If you would like to meet on a communication night, please email, call, or write a note on your child's communication sheet.  You can also schedule with your child's general education teacher.

Many interent staff (OT, PT, DAPE, School Nurse, etc.) work in multiple buildings and may not be available for Pinewood's communication nights.   

August 30, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM--Meet and Greet Conferences

September 20; 4:15-7:15 PM--Meet and Greet Conferences

September 27; 4:15-7:15 PM--Meet and Greet Conferences

November 13; 4:15-7:15 PM--Individual Conferences

January 10; 4:15-7:15 PM--Family Learning Night and Grade Level Open Houses

February 7; 4:15-7:15 PM--Individual Conferences

April 25; 4:15-7:15 PM--Community Resourse Fair, Science Convention, and Open House


Daily Schedule

Academic/Functional Skill Groups througout the day. 

Lunch is 11:55-12:35 PM

Prep is 2:25-3:20 PM


Special events will be added to this website below as they arise. Also, see students' general education teacher homepage.